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What's in the mail?; What are you waiting for?
Topic Started: 14 Mar 2011, 11:34 PM (74,434 Views)
Platina
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This baby!

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I'm very surprised of how fast it was processed and how fast I received it! I ordered it on Monday, got an e-mail of the process being done, and got a message on Facebook from Songbird Ocarina that they had shipped it and it was on it's way...ALL IN ONE DAY!!

I received it this afternoon! And yes, I used Standard Shipping and everything. I even used the discount code I got in an e-mail, but I doubt that makes a difference. Usually when I order ocarinas from Songbird, it takes a week for the instrument(s) to get to my doorstep! I'm very happy with their service, and the ocarina!

...I must say though, the color isn't what I expected it to be. I thought it would be the same lighter color as shown on the website. Must have something to do with how they had the lighting on it or something. Either way, I'm still happy!
Edited by Platina, 19 Jan 2017, 02:58 AM.
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jordan.1210
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I've been waiting for three ocarinas from a Russian maker on etsy who I haven't seen mentioned here on TON. My parents got me these as a late holiday present. Shipping is a little slow because he had to make two of them (the Song of the Sea ocs) and shipping from Russia to the US is not quick.

These will be my first "sculptural" ocarinas besides maybe my Dragontooth AC. They are also interesting because they seem to be in a sort of reverse inline system (instead of linearly taking off fingers moving upward, you increase pitch by linearly taking off your fingers moving downward). I might review them if I feel like it for others.

Etsy Page
Acorn in F
Song of the Sea in D
Song of the Sea in A
Edited by jordan.1210, 20 Jan 2017, 11:06 AM.
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Jellyfish
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I ordered a Hind sweet potato Tenor in sapele. I can't wait to play it!
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jordan.1210
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Nice! I need to get a Hind ocarina, probably will get an inline since they are more affordable to me now.
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Jellyfish
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I can understand that, I've been saving a long time before I bought this one.
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WinterdrivE
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I have an ICO triple BC in the mail that I've been waiting on for, like, 3 weeks and its killing me. Should be here this week. Fingers crossed it comes soon before I die of anticipation X_X It'll be my first bass ocarina and my first not plastic multichamber, so I'm pretty excited to play not a TNG plastic triple.
Edited by WinterdrivE, 16 Feb 2017, 08:24 PM.
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jordan.1210
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That's great! My only bass and triple is an ICO TBC and I love it! Have fun!

For me, I'm waiting on a Dinda alto Bb and a Fiehn AE. And having three brought to me from my house (I'm in college).
Edited by jordan.1210, 16 Feb 2017, 10:09 PM.
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ProbablyNot
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Just got my Terry Riley extended range soprano g in the mail. Its a lot of fun.
Now I'm waiting for the Mr. Mute.
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jordan.1210
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I just got my Dinda alto Bb today. Love it!

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Edited by jordan.1210, 23 Feb 2017, 03:24 AM.
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pandorado100
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That's a beautiful Dinda, Jordan. He hasn't been posting much on Facebook except for an occasional khlui video. I am glad to see that he is still making ocarinas.
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jordan.1210
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Yeah he's relatively active on etsy
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ProbablyNot
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Got the Mr. Mute in the mail yesterday. Took about a week to get here. I've only played around with it a little, but it seems to work well.
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Kae
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I just got a songbird alto C in the mail today and a shipping notification for my takashi. I would call this a successful birthday.
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LifeLightXY
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Just ordered a Songbird Pokeball and Noble ocarina. I can't wait for the Pokeball. :)
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jordan.1210
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Just got a keyed Aria :D
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Kitten Forest
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I ordered the SOL yesterday. Usually shipping to Canada takes about two weeks, so I'll probably have to do a review video for it as well as the Songbird Pokeball I got in Secret Santa.
The Pokeball is really good by the way.
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jordan.1210
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Same, ordered a Sol
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Vendace
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So jealous of the people who ordered a Sol. I just don't have the funds together.
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Kitten Forest
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I wasn't going to because I wanted to save up for a Nintendo Switch, but I wasn't planning on getting that until sometime in the summer when hopefully some of the bugs are fixed. When I found out that it might be my only chance to get a Sol, I did it. It still hasn't come through on my credit card from Paypal so I don't know the final cost due to issues with my discount code.
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jordan.1210
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Got my SoL in the mail today! I love playing it

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EriChanHime
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Wow. That was impressively fast! Look forward to the review, Jordan. :) I just got my Mr. Mute, so I'm excitedly trying that out. Trial and error, since the English manual has not been released yet!
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jordan.1210
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I'd love to see a review of that too! I think the reason I got it so quickly is because I'm in San Diego which is about 2 hours from Songbird
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Kitten Forest
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That's neat! I live in Canada, so it will probably be about 2 weeks until I get mine, but I'm also waiting for a cosplay wig I ordered 3 weeks ago. Shipping can take a long time when I live so far east.
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LifeLightXY
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Now that they're both here, I just thought I'd drop a picture! Surprisingly, I really like the Japanese sub-holes on the Noble ocarina compared to my old NbN's Taiwanese. The color is nice too, kind of like a dark navy blue. I'm still learning my way around the Pokeball, and I've found that the mouthpiece may be placed a bit awkwardly due to the shape, but it still has a nice and chipper sound!

http://i.imgur.com/ZHKlzj6.jpg
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Kitten Forest
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I went out on a limb with my most recent purchace. I won a bid on ebay for a vintage plastic Gretsch ocarina in G. It seemed to be in pretty good condition from the pictures, and I look forward so seeing it in person as they were used in the second World War.
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pandorado100
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I am expecting this ICO mini DAC this week. I got it custom finished by Spoonyspork. :)

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spoonyspork
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^.^ I hope you like it!

And since I'm here: I'm waiting on a a bunch of brass leaf, a new airbrush, and a TNG BC B&W Porcelain, because apparently having literally any key ocarina in any finish I want at my finger tips just isn't enough XD

(it was also $160... and last I checked, taobao was the only place to get it, at almost $500...)
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Bobbie
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I'm waiting on an Alto F from Hamlett. After I get it and play it for a few weeks, I'll post a review. I couldn't find a review of the F on TON, though I found review of the Hamlett G.

BTW, I notice Songbird is now out of the SOL, so you folks who just got them timed your orders well!
Edited by Bobbie, 17 Apr 2017, 08:43 AM.
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Breakfast Oreos
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I just ordered a Luna Celta Alto C as an upgrade from my plastic Focalink. I haven't heard a lot about this particular ocarina maker so I hope I'm not disappointed!
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jordan.1210
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From what I've seen most people have had good experiences with Luna Celta
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CFWhitman
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17 Apr 2017, 08:41 AM
I'm waiting on an Alto F from Hamlett. After I get it and play it for a few weeks, I'll post a review. I couldn't find a review of the F on TON, though I found review of the Hamlett G.
The Alto F from Hamlett is relatively new. He's only offered it for the last two or three years. It's a nice price for an Alto F (also called a Tenor F from some makers), so it seems like it would be a good buy. I've thought about picking one up myself.
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jordan.1210
19 Apr 2017, 10:56 AM
From what I've seen most people have had good experiences with Luna Celta
Excellent! Now the wait... I've heard shipping takes about a month to the states :S I don't like to be that patient lol oh well
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Shenanirina
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19 Apr 2017, 03:45 PM
jordan.1210
19 Apr 2017, 10:56 AM
From what I've seen most people have had good experiences with Luna Celta
Excellent! Now the wait... I've heard shipping takes about a month to the states :S I don't like to be that patient lol oh well
Have you gotten your Luna Celta yet? If so, how do you like it?

I just started ordering a custom, triple bass C from them and I'm quite excited about it ^w^
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Nafaei
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I'll be in the mail soon! (Sorta) I return home from studying abroad next Sunday :) when I get back, I have plans to purchase my very own harp, so that will be in the mail soon too!
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12 May 2017, 03:03 AM
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19 Apr 2017, 03:45 PM
jordan.1210
19 Apr 2017, 10:56 AM
From what I've seen most people have had good experiences with Luna Celta
Excellent! Now the wait... I've heard shipping takes about a month to the states :S I don't like to be that patient lol oh well
Have you gotten your Luna Celta yet? If so, how do you like it?

I just started ordering a custom, triple bass C from them and I'm quite excited about it ^w^
I did get it a few days ago. The paint job is beautiful. I've been playing around on it for a few days and it seems to be flat on the upper notes but I'm still trying to give it time to figure out if it's the ocarina or if it's just me. I don't have the same issues on my focalink AC though. :(
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Shenanirina
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12 May 2017, 06:26 AM
Shenanirina
12 May 2017, 03:03 AM
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19 Apr 2017, 03:45 PM
jordan.1210
19 Apr 2017, 10:56 AM
From what I've seen most people have had good experiences with Luna Celta
Excellent! Now the wait... I've heard shipping takes about a month to the states :S I don't like to be that patient lol oh well
Have you gotten your Luna Celta yet? If so, how do you like it?

I just started ordering a custom, triple bass C from them and I'm quite excited about it ^w^
I did get it a few days ago. The paint job is beautiful. I've been playing around on it for a few days and it seems to be flat on the upper notes but I'm still trying to give it time to figure out if it's the ocarina or if it's just me. I don't have the same issues on my focalink AC though. :(
I know that sometimes, on my takashi triple tenor C, the notes will be a little flat on the upper end if I don't sufficiently narrow the stream of air I blow out. Perhaps try that if you haven't?
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